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ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

2024 PARISH ELECTION INFO

 

QUALIFYING INFORMATION For Candidates - Click Here

 

Congressional/Presidential/Congressional Election - Tuesday, November 5, 2024

  • Presidential Electors

  • President/Vice President

  • U S Representative 

  • Court of Appeal Judge (3-2-2A)

  • Justice of the Peace, Ward 7 (Qualifying locally July 17-19, 2024)

  • Calcasieu Parish Police Juror, District 15 (Qualifying locally July 17-19, 2024)

 

  • Deadline to file for Special Election to Propositions to be on this election ballot – June 19, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/by mail – October 7, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – October 15, 2024

  • Deadline to request Mail In Ballot – November 1, 2024

  • Deadline for Registrar of Voter to receive Vote by Mail ballot – November 4, 2024 at 4:30 pm

  • Early Voting – Friday, October 18, 2024 – Tuesday, October 29, 2024**

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

All location to be open at this time

(**) Early voting extended due to Act 365 of 2021 regular session

 

 

Congressional General - Saturday, December 7, 2024

 

  • Runoff from the Tuesday, November 5, 2024 election day

 

  • Deadline to file Propositions to be on this election ballot – October 14, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote in person/by mail – November 6, 2024

  • Deadline to Register to Vote online/geauxvote.com – November 16, 2024

  • Deadline to Request Mail in Ballot from the Registrar – December 3, 2024

  • Deadline for Registrar to receive Voted by Mail Ballot – December 6, 2024

  • Early Voting – Friday, November 22, 2024 –  Saturday, November 30, 2024**

8:30 am – 6:00 pm daily (closed Sunday)

(closed Thursday, November 28, 2024 for Thanksgiving Day)

All locations to be open

(**) Early voting extended due to Act 365 of 2021 regular session

 

To see your specific ballot

  • Click geauxvote.com to view/print your ballot.

  • Ballots are normally available online 2-3 weeks prior to Election date

 

To research Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS

  • Lake Charles

    • Registrar of Voter's Office

    • 2nd floor - Historic Calcasieu Courthouse, downtown Lake Charles 

    • 1000 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

  • Sulphur 

    • Sulphur Law Enforcement Bldg., 500 A Huntington St.​

  • Moss Bluff 

    • Moss Bluff Library

    • 261 Parish Road, Lake Charles, LA 70611

OPTIONS FOR VOTERS

Vote By Mail

  • Request an absentee mail-in ballot by the prescribed deadlines.

  • Call the Registrar of Voters office at 337-721-4000 or visit GeauxVote.com to UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS so the ballot is delivered to your current residence.

  • Be sure to observe deadlines.

  • Instructional video on completing the absentee ballot: VIEW

Vote In Person

  • Early Voting

  • Election Day

 

ABSENTEE MAIL IN BALLOT / DROP-OFF OPTIONS

Request Absentee Ballot by completing the Application & Returning:

  • Registered voters can request an absentee ballot two ways:

    • Contact or visit the Registrar's Office (337-721-4000)​

    • Get application online at GeauxVote.com

    • It is highly suggested that voters choosing this method do so as early as possible so that the ballot is received by the Registrar's Office prior to the deadline.

Mailing Absentee Ballots

  • Must be received in the Registrar's Office by the Friday prior to Election Day at 4:30pm to be counted.

  • Mailed Ballots can be TRACKED using the GeauxVote.com website.

 

Drop-Off Options

  • For voters who wish to hand deliver a mail-in ballot, please call the Office of the Registrar at 337-721-4000. The office is located on the 2nd floor of the Historic Calcasieu Courthouse.

  • Drop off times: Mon - Fri 8:00 am-4:30pm 

  • Deadline for mail in ballot to be received by Registrar is the Friday prior to Election Day at 4:30pm.

ELECTION WORKERS ARE NEEDED

Interested in being an Election Commissioner?

  • We are asking anyone that may be interested in becoming a commissioner to call 337-437- 3558  ext.123 or 144.

  • COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION and return to our Election Co-Directors.

    • Option 1 - Email to elections@calclerkofcourt.com

    • Option 2 - Mail to Clerk of Court (Elections) PO Box 1030, Lake Charles, LA  70602

    • Option 3 - Fax to 337-437-3804 (Attn: Elections Dept.)  

  • Our Co-Directors of Elections Jean Ann East or Princella Ryan will record your contact info so that updated school information can be directed to you.

  • Election Commissioners are paid individuals who work the elections, verify identity, and assist voters.

  • Training is provided. Must meet qualifications. CLICK HERE to read a fuller explanation of pay, qualifications, and expectations.

  • CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING TRAININGS

KNOWING YOUR ELECTION OFFICIALS

Registrar of Voters / Historic Calcasieu Courthouse 2nd floor (337-721-4000)

  • Register to vote in person (ID required)

  • Update address in person

  • Update party affiliation in person

  • Request Mail in Ballot in person

  • Receives Mail In Ballot / Drop off ballot option

LA Secretary of State (GeauxVote.com)

  • Register to vote online (ID Required)

  • Update address online

  • Update party affiliation online

  • Request Mail in Ballot online

  • Oversees and executes the elections statewide

  • Provides equipment (voting machines/ballot scanning machines)

Clerk of Court / Historic Calcasieu Courthouse 2nd floor (337-437-3550)

  • Trains and staffs elections with poll workers/commissioners

  • Oversees and executes the elections parish wide under the LA Secretary of State

  • Manages local logistics/locations of elections in partnership with Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and Registrar of Voters

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

  • Provides and secures locations/facilities for elections

  • Provides security and supplemental manpower as needed

  • Provides signage, advertising, and equipment as needed

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